We here at The Grove Health, understand and appreciate the complexity of Allergies and Food Intolerances and therefore our approach is collaborative between all practitioners, welcoming a diversity of modalities and specialities. With ground breaking protocols, shared care ideals and inter-clinical mentoring, The Grove Health is a cornerstone of integrative practitioner networks providing a safe and supportive environment for all.
Our qualified Nutritional Practitioners can help you understand the foods that are causing your symptoms and assist you in the successful implementation of a diet appropriate to you which requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalised treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes. They will advise you on how to avoid the confirmed/suspected allergen, to prevent symptoms while maintaining a healthy, balanced diet that meets your nutritional requirements.
Here at The Grove Health we perform a number of allergy tests including Skin Prick Tests, Blood Tests and Food Elimination Tests, depending on your reaction and type of allergy. If you develop symptoms quickly (an IgE food allergy) you may be given a blood test or a skin-prick test. If your symptoms develop over hours or days (non-IgE) you will typically be advised to go on a food elimination diet.
If you are suspected to be suffering a non-IgE allergic reaction, you may be put on a food elimination diet. This will involve the suspected food or food group being removed from your diet for two to six weeks, before the food is slowly reintroduced into the diet. It is not recommended that patients attempt a food elimination diet without discussing the changes with a GP or a nutrition professional.
A food intolerance is not easy to diagnose, while not life-threatening, symptoms can leave a person feeling unwell and interfere with daily life. Symptoms are often delayed and are usually gut-related, such as diarrhoea, bloating, constipation and skin problems, such as eczema as well as headaches, brain fog, lethargy nasal congestion and recurrent infections. It is common for people with food intolerance to experience multiple symptoms, but not all of these are recognisable.
Food intolerance can be caused by a number of factors. Certain lifestyles – for example a diet with erratic food intake, lacking nutrients and minerals or a diet high in refined foods with low intake of dietary fibre – can have an effect on how the body reacts to specific food.
Our team includes nutritionally trained doctors, nurses, health coaches, psychologists, physiotherapists, naturopaths and nutritionist who have a patient centred approach. We are here to facilitate your health journey. You are the captain and we are your navigator. We will help you assess where you are with respect to your Allergies and Intolerances and offer a variety of possible pathways of progress. Ultimately, you decide which path you follow, and we will support you in your choices. We will help you assess your progress and alter course if necessary. We offer a wide range of scientifically validated pathways including medications, nutritional therapies, natural and herbal medicines, physical therapies, biofeedback and psychological support. Consequently, we can tailor a program to suit your needs.
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